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by guinnesskid
Mon May 02, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Weighting really light stock
Replies: 32
Views: 8628

Re: Weighting really light stock

I started to use old button batteries in my n gauge stock but when my box of "dead" batteries started exploding I soon took them out again. I was thinking about using lead weights from the local fishing tackle shop. Would these pose any problems?
by guinnesskid
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Fleischmann track
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: Fleischmann track

Thanks guys. Guess I'll be looking for fleischmann joiners then. Don't know if it's N or HO but the bottom edge of the rail is a good bit wider than my usual Peco track. Will try and post a picture of my "inheritance" because I think they are all continental and I havn't got a clue. I do b...
by guinnesskid
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Fleischmann track
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Fleischmann track

My brother, having spent a fortune on track, engines, airbrush etc, decided not to bother with his new hobby and has passed it on to me. The track is Fleischmann sat on plastic ballast (bit like kato track) but I have found my usual peco/unknown rail joiners will not fit. Is this a gauge problem or ...
by guinnesskid
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Old Warren TMD - The Final Curtain
Replies: 749
Views: 86452

Re: Old Warren TMD now under construction

Just read this thread from 1st to last. Very impressed. Only problem now is do I give up completely or gain inspiration. Keep an eye on e-bay just in case. lol
by guinnesskid
Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1064
Views: 178957

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Don't suppose you are thinking of doing any n gauge/scale? :)
by guinnesskid
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Flower Beds
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: Flower Beds

Flowersoft from cardmaking/scrapbooking outlets also makes very effective beds, borders and hanging baskets.
by guinnesskid
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Blown CDU
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Blown CDU

Thanks for your replies guys. The CDU is by Ontrack and there is a permanent red led to show when it is wired correctly. Until yesterday this was working but now nada/zilch/zippo. It is still connected to my HM2000 and the tracks are still powered, just no points moving. I think I might have to back...
by guinnesskid
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Blown CDU
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Blown CDU

I wired up the final sets of points on my layout yesterday and all were working fine with unsoldered connections. Once I had checked the operation I soldered everything up and everything worked. Went to run a loco round the track and none of the points worked. I've looked under the baseboard and the...
by guinnesskid
Thu May 27, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Railway Basic Techniques
Replies: 26
Views: 10762

Re: Garden Railway Basic Techniques

Thanks for the tips guys. New St Paddy's due to arrive today courtesy of the Liverpool shop. Hope the weeather stays fine long enough for me to give it a whirl round the track tonight.
by guinnesskid
Wed May 26, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Railway Basic Techniques
Replies: 26
Views: 10762

Re: Garden Railway Basic Techniques

Have managed to get the first loop out and had a 7 coach inter-city running round it. My wife thinks I'm mad but she got a 16 x 8 decking and a small pool out of the deal. I've had no problems with power but found the rails have to be cleaned before running even when it is used day after day. As you...
by guinnesskid
Tue May 11, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Railway Basic Techniques
Replies: 26
Views: 10762

Re: Garden Railway Basic Techniques

Are there any major drawbacks to soldering outside? I thought that on anything but a bright sunny day I might have trouble keeping the tip of the iron hot enough. also if I am going to solder wire across the track joins will I need to run additional feeds to the track. My track plan involves two 24f...
by guinnesskid
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My first layout
Replies: 43
Views: 3873

Re: My first layout

Wish my loft area was that tidy. Do you have the headroom to stand in there or do you have to operate from the hatchway?
by guinnesskid
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Layout Sounds ...... splitting stereo into 2 x mono ?
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Layout Sounds ...... splitting stereo into 2 x mono ?

Another top free recording studio is www.reaper.fm It has lots of studio type functions to help split your tracks and you will get no channel bleed at all. I have used it for lots of my 4 track tape to mp3 conversions
by guinnesskid
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Metcalfe Kits in N Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

Re: Metcalfe Kits in N Gauge

Thanks once again. Still struggling - still not sticking. I'm gonna make a few mods to help with the really fine edges and if that don't fix it the other two shops will be getting a final mod with a pair of pinking shears!!
by guinnesskid
Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Metcalfe Kits in N Gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

Re: Metcalfe Kits in N Gauge

Thanks for the replies. Still working on my first kit but patience is being sorely tested. Will stick at it!

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